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There are now hundreds of articles, neat pictures and videos here, that are mostly trans* related.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

She only wants to be a "A natural woman."



















A cross-dressed male college student named Liu Renwei who longs to release his inner female spirit stands on the pedestrian lane of Shengli Road in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province holding a sign that reads: "I won't give up my dream of having a transsexual operation even if I die, because I want to be a real woman."

In long black silk hose, high heels and light make-up, he vamped to the music from a nearby clothing store and caused a stir. Liu, a 21-year-old senior at Jingdezhen Pottery and Porcelain College said he needs $100,00 yuan ($14,640) for transsexual surgery to realize his dream.

"I've wanted to be a woman since I was a child," Liu said. "So I want to have the operation and become a real woman. I hope some good-hearted people, after seeing what I do, will donate or some hospital will do the operation free to help me." Liu added that he'd learned that others like him had found happiness after parading their plight in public and he hoped to do the same.

Liu told a reporter that he's shunned at school where he has no friends or social life but ultimately hopes to live a normal life. "I want to be employed by a multinational company, become a white collar, and gain dignity and confidence," he said.

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She has to be so brave. I sure could not do that. I wish her the best.



Monday, December 28, 2009

Fwd: New TG resource - a primer on passing

I just received this email from Melinda Green with the link to a online book that looks pretty good. Now I have just spent a few minutes looking at it but it looks like it is full of good information. 


Please take a look and see if you like it? 

Look at her resume on her personal page http://www.superliminal.com/melinda/ It is more then very impressive. 

Hugs,

Vickie

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Melinda Green <melinda@superliminal.com>
Date: Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 5:47 PM
Subject: New TG resource - a primer on passing
To: webmistress@tvals.org


Dear Tennessee Vals,

I thought that you would like to know about the free on-line book Passing Glances that I've self-published as my gift to the TG community. You may like to link to it from your resources page.

Thank you,
-Melinda Green
Superliminal Software



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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Articles by Christine Daniels are back on the LA Times site

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Vickie Davis Articles by Christine Daniels - Los Angeles Times

I see the LA Times has also put back 67 of her sports articles. I am glad.

It was rolling along as most conference calls with Billy Packer do – ask a question, brace for a lot oflistening. Read more

"Old Mike, new Christine" is back on the net.


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Vickie Davis "Old Mike, new Christine" Christine Daniels is back up on the LA Times site. This is the on where she introduces herself to the world. I read it back then and was pretty excited that she could do it.

Thanks, LA Times!

During my 23 years with The Times' sports department, I have held a wide variety of roles and titles. Tennis writer. Angels beat reporter. Olympics writer. Essayist. Sports media critic. NFL columnist. ...
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Monday, December 14, 2009

Transgender Heroes of the Past & Present



"Transgender Heroes of the Past & Present, a slide presentation I put together for SCC's Heroes Theme at this years conference." Maxwell Anderson


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Weekly Profiles Theresa Sparks, SF's First (Potential) Transgender Supervisor


Our guest Day-Around-the-Bay aggregator Chris Daly pointed you to this cover piece about Theresa Sparks in the new issue of SF Weekly last night, but having just read it ourselves during a long F-Market trip last night, we thought we'd encourage you again. It's a compelling profile by Lauren Smiley of the woman who could be our next District 6 Supervisor (should she officially decide to run), and the main photo by Frank Gaglione (at right) makes Sparks look downright Lorraine Bracco-ish, no?
As head of SF's Human Rights Commission, and previously as President of the Police Commission, Sparks has been breaking new ground for transgendered people in San Francisco politics. She spent fifty years of her life living as a man and as a powerful executive in the oil recycling industry, and was married twice before ultimately moving to San Francisco in the 90s to seek the advice of gender therapists. She almost immediately began transitioning, and flew to Bangkok in 2000 for gender reassignment surgery.

Sparks had trouble finding work after she began transitioning, but with her business skills she ultimately rose up the ranks from being a clerk at sex retail chain Good Vibrations to being the company's CEO. She later gained the attention of some of Newsom's rivals on the Board of Supervisors and was appointed to the police commission.

Now, due to some health issues that prevent her from climbing too many hills, she has relocated out of her former Nob Hill home to a condo at Van Ness and Turk, and she is vocally eying Chris Daly's chair as District 6 supervisor (Daly will be termed out as of next year). It could be an interesting race. As Smiley puts it, "However much San Francisco can look past Sparks being transgendered, there's no question that this is a city where identity politics matter."

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

This Morning Worlds Youngest Transsexual Kim Petras

I was catching up on my Trans-Ponder podcasts and I heard about Kim the transgender singer.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

OutCast Archive - January 4, 2009

OutCast Archive - January 4, 2009

Sunday, January 4, 2009


It's Sunday, January 4, 2009, and tonight on OutCast our guest is transgender activist Sabrina Marcus Taraboletti.


Sabrina is featured in the documentary film,Trinidad, which screened tonight at the Alamo Ritz. Sabrina discusses a number of matters with us, including her strong Catholic faith, founding the Southern Comfort Conference, and why her kids still call her "dad".

Listen.

Download.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Jamison Green Reflects on Transitioning

I am reading Jamison Green's book "Becoming a Visible Man" and I learning a lot. I highly recommend it to anyone.

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86-year-old WWII vet on gay marriage: "what do you think I fought for in Omaha Beach?"

Darren sez, "A disarming video of an 86-year-old WWII veteran from a public meeting on Maine's marriage equality bill on April 22, 2009."



The woman at my polling place asked me do I believe in equality for gay and lesbian people. I was pretty surprised to be asked a question like that. It made no sense to me. Finally I asked her: what do you think I fought for in Omaha Beach?


http://www.boingboing.net/2009/10/20/86-year-old-wwii-vet.html?awesm=fbshare.me_Omb

Thanks Del Ray Zimmerman for this find!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Transyouth Katie Hill: Cable News's Only Trans Spokesperson This Weekend

http://pamshouseblend.com - Pam's House Blend: Transgender youth Katie Hill and lesbian youth Misty TwoFull (sp?) are interviewd by CNN's Don Lemon (on Newsroom) about President Barack Obama's October 10th, 2009 speech to the HRC's annual gala.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New driver's licence picture

 


It is my birthday and I had to renew my Driver's Licence. I decided I needed a much more feminine picture, even thou it still has an M and a boy name on it. So I did my hair up a bit and went down to renew it. They took this picture and no one said a thing.

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

I Tried to Pass Today.

As someone who still feels a twinge of nerves every time I go out in public dressed as a woman, I had a very odd thing happen to me today. What happened makes me think I don’t have as much to worry about as I had thought. This time it happened in drab (dressed as a boy), and it still reflects on how I present as a woman.

I spend a lot of time as a woman, but I still do some of my personal business as a guy. I know I should just summon up the nerve and just change everything. Someday I am sure I will do it, but for now I am just not ready.

Anyway I was going to my cable company today to swap out my cable modem and discuss why my bill was so high. When it was my turn I stepped up to a high customer service counter, which came up to, about my armpits. I gave the woman at the counter my phone number and she looked up my account. I verified the name and address on that account and all was good. I gave her the old modem and she got out a new one from the big cabinet behind her. Then we started talking about packages of cable TV and Internet services. I found one that I like that was going to cost less then I was paying now and included an internet phone system too.

Then she looked carefully at the account on her computer. She then said, “I am sorry, but you are not an authorized user on this account.” I thought that was pretty odd because I had been dealing with them for years and the account was in my name, my boy name. It should have been all right, because that was how I was dressed. I told her I was George, the name on the account. She just repeated that I was not an authorized user. We went round and round again. I told her that I was George and that I should be the only name on my account. She finely agreed and let me be an authorized user on my account, when I knew my social security number. Some how I guess I did not look like a George.

I guess I did not look all that butch today. I had a male shirt and jeans. I also just brushed my hair back and put my hair in a pony tail. I did not slick my hair back with jell or anything as I often do, so by the time I left the cable company, and looked in a mirror, my hair was a little windblown and with a curl on my forehead.

I never thought it would happen to me. The woman at the desk saw me as someone, probably a wife, taking care of business, while her husband was at work. Today I had to prove I was not my own wife. This was very odd indeed for someone, who has not had any facial surgery to help change my face. I only had my beard removed, trimmed my eyebrows, and took hormones for a few years.

Today, I did not even have to try, to be taken as my own wife.



Saturday, July 11, 2009

Join PinkEssence a "Facebook" for the transgender community.

I would like to invite you all to PinkEssence. It is a Facebook like site for transgender people with a chat area and a place to make your profile. There is also a Tennessee chapter called the Tennessee Orchids. We have just 12 members so come and join us there. This could be something big so get in early.
http://www.pinkessence.com/group/Tennessee

Hugs,

Vickie

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Chloe Alison Prince will be on TV - July 14 - 9:00pm CST



Chloe Alison Prince

The ABC special has been rescheduled to July 14th on ABC Primetime do to the Michael Jackson Special. on Tuesday

Chloe announced on her Facebook page that her ABC Special will be on Tuesday, 9:00pm, July 14, 2009. I said she will discuss her life after her SRS.

You can listen to her talk about the show here:


It is a very good interview.

Set your DVR's!



Child Gender Identity Dr. Ken Zucker

Controversial gender identity specialist Dr. Ken Zucker discusses typical and atypical gender behavior and identity in children on a panel with a mother whose daughter exhibits some dissatisfaction with her gender and Hershel Russell, a female-to-male trans man and psychotherapist.

Monday, June 22, 2009

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

H8 Decision and Protest



This includes so many trans people, speakers and filmmakers. Shannon Price Minter, Vicky Kolakowski, filmed by Mila L-Pavlin, and made by Jayna L-Pavlin.

Friday, May 15, 2009

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Sunday, May 03, 2009

Trans March! Friday, June 26, 2009


Friday June 26, 2009 the Friday before Pride 
Dolores Park, Dolores and 19th Street 
Calling all transfolks, friends, allies and admirers! 


I love seeing all the folks in this video and also seeing namoli darting in and out. I would love to go, sometime!

Stealth - The Movie




  • It has a "transgender writer, producer, director," Marlo Bernier (who does not look very fem in the clips after this post)
  • It has a "transgender star" in Alexandra Billings.




Marlo Bernier's directorial debut, Stealth, explores life as a Transgender

Principal Photography begins April 4th on Marlo Bernier's transgender tale, Stealth, which spotlights both the unfortunate intolerance of society and the reinforcing power of acceptance.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRLog (Press Release) – Mar 28, 2009 – Principal Photography begins April 4th on Marlo Bernier's transgender tale, Stealth, which spotlights both the unfortunate intolerance of society and the reinforcing power of acceptance.   

The film, shooting in and around Los Angeles, California, is a Jackie Frost Films production in association with Scorpio Rising Films and funded by Mississippi Films, Susan Smith and Jon Lipitz. 

Award-winning transgender actress, singer and renowned Professor of The Viewpoints at California State University and The Steppenwolf Theater, Alexandra Billings (Grey’s Anatomy) takes the lead as Veronica Terranova alongside Indie actresses Jennifer Fontaine (LOOK) and Elizabeth J. Martin (Expired) who complete the ensemble in roles as her two sisters. 


Stealth steers audiences through the secretive and shocking events surrounding transgender Veronica Terranova.  Sitting alone in a dark hotel room, a dead and dirty politician by her side, Veronica must make the difficult decision to call Jeannine, her younger sister, who has always been there for her. Panic stricken, Jeannine secretly calls their eldest sister, Celia, the only one who can truly help...but will she? 

A powerful mix of sisterly love and abject rejection, Stealth is an insightful and candid look at how one family handles transgenderism. Marlo reveals, “...having lived my entire life as Mark, I know this world all to well. I am both honored and humbled to find myself in the company of such talent and am committed to delivering a work which will offer an understanding of the of the transgender experience.” 

Behind-the-scenes, 4-time Outmusic award nominated and visionary transgender singer/songwriter Namoli Brennet will provide a haunting score, and award-winning documentarian Andre Enzensberger will lend his eye as the Director of Photography. 

Stealth marks the second collaboration of the writing/producing team Marlo Bernier and Jennifer Fontaine.  The team’s first endeavor ‘The Last Time We Were…’ garnered the duo a Silver Remi at WorldFest Houston and played to packed screenings at the Los Angeles International Shorts Fest and the Beloit International Film Fest. They currently have 5 feature scripts in various stages of development, including ‘Glass Houses’ which has attached actors Pruitt Taylor Vince, Austin Pendleton and Jason Connery, and is currently in the packaging stage.
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Founded in 2001, by husband and wife team Jennifer Fontaine and Kerem Hanci, Scorpio Rising Films is dedicated to spotlighting new and emerging talent with visionary ideas. This duo remains committed to supportive collaboration with devoted and impassioned artists, encouraging original and inspired material.

Stealth Part 2

Rehearsal For Stealth

Saturday, May 02, 2009

The Wire


I just watched an old Bill Moyers Journal on my DVR about the show "The Wire." My goodness it was way deeper then I thought.

The Wire was a devastating indictment of all that is wrong with America right now, from the economic collapse to the failed war on drugs.

You can watch Bill's interview with David Simon critically-acclaimed writer of the show.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Thursday, April 30, 2009

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Angie Zapata in Greeley, CO



A Greeley transgender woman was apparently murdered this month because a man she met on the Internet became angry when he discovered she was biologically male.

The Weld District Attorney charged Allen Ray Andrade, 32, of Thornton with second-degree murder and aggravated motor vehicle theft Wednesday after Thornton police arrested him on traffic warrants and Greeley police arrested him thereafter on the murder charge. He was picked up while he was in the dead woman's car.

The news came as an incredible relief for Angie Zapata's sister, Monica Zapata.

"I thought they were never going to find him, honestly, I was doubting the police. I was doubting everybody. I just thought he was going to be out there forever," Monica Zapata said in an interview with Fox 31. "But when they called me and they told me I was the first one they called, it lifted away from me — that knot from your throat, like it was not there anymore."

An arrest affidavits shows Andrade told officers he met Angie Zapata on the Internet and they got together in Greeley. When he discovered Zapata was biologically male, he beat her to death with a fire extinguisher.

Zapata, who was born Justin Zapata, was a transgender woman who lived under the name Angie.

Voices From The Angie Zapata Family Vigil (April 14, 2009)



http://pam/shouseblend.com - http://twitter/justiceforangie - Autumn Sandeen took a video at the April 14, 2009 Angie Zapata Family Vigil, asking people what motivated them to attend the event..."Why Did you come to the vigil?

Autumn Sandeen is a new media reporter (frontpage blogging Barista) for Pam's House Blend. She's tweeting (microblogging) the trial on twitter under the twitterID of JusticeForAngie - http://twitter.com/justiceforangie

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Gwen Araujo

Gwen was murdered because she was transgendered. This is dedicated to her. RIP Gwen.

Wow!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Black / White Doll

This video breaks my heart.

The last comment when I found this says:

this is so sad. :( i just wanna cry when i see this......


I feel the same way.

You can see the whole video called A Girl Like Me below.



Good Morning America did an update and it seems better now:

doll
A little girl in Kiri Davis' short film,
"A Girl Like Me," chooses the 
white doll when asked which one 
is better.
(ABC News)

Sixty years and one biracial president later, "GMA" gathered 19 black children, ranging in age from 5 to 9 years old, in Norfolk, Va.

Some of our results differed vastly from those of the original experiment. For example, 88 percent of our children happily identified with the dark-skinned doll.

Forty-two percent of the children wanted to play with the black doll compared to 32 percent for the white doll.

"GMA" then moved on to that question about which doll is nice and which is not. Sixty years ago, 56 percent of the children chose the white doll. The majority of our kids chose black or both and 32 percent chose the white doll.

Sometimes the choice had nothing to do with race.

"The bad doll is on my right because that's just the way it looks at me. It kind of creeps me out with the beady eyes," said 9-year-old Chareese Hicks, a fourth-grade participant who picked the white doll as bad.
Thanks to The View for doing a piece on this and setting me out to find out more about this.


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